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NSS 2016 – Recap

Wow, what an adventure…

Our first National Stationery Show was wonderful.  We met so many wonderful people and came home with a Louie!

A few weeks before we left for New York, we mailed potential retailers an invitation to come by to see our album, meet us and enjoy some engaging events.

The brochure, which is featured in our album as the Carrie invitation, is a laser cut pocket and the cards are gold, foil stamping.

Isabella James - NSS2016 - Show Mailer - Laser Cut - Skyline - Foil Stamping - Branding

Our first day, Sunday, featured a Sundaes on Sunday event.  By far the most popular of all of the events we had, so many wonderful people stopped by to learn about us.

Isabella James - NSS2016 - Sundaes on Sunday - Ice Cream Sundaes - Branding

Day two, Monday, featured the realization that morning that we had won the Louie award!  Wow, what a great start to a day!

Isabella James - NSS2016 - Louie Award - Charotte Invitation

Next up, we had Mimosas and Muffins.  Attendees enjoyed this so much.

Isabella James - NSS2016 - Mimosas and Muffins - Branding

On Tuesday, we had Notes and Totes.  Again, the reception was great!

Isabella James - NSS2016 - Foil Stamped Notes - Notes and Totes - Branding

 

Wonderful Wednesday featured a couple of giveaways and goodbyes to our neighbors and industry counterparts.

Each day we offered a cell phone charging station.  That day’s featured the Carrie invitation.

Isabella James - NSS2016 - Carrie Invitation - Cell Phone Charging Station - Branding

Water bottles were also available for thirsty passers-by.

Isabella James - NSS2016 - Water Bottles - Logo - Branding

We were thrilled with how many albums we sold and even the number that have been ordered after the show.  We’re still taking orders and we’ve even extended our show special since we could not respond to the last minute inquiries.  Our show special is:

$275 for the album + free freight + three $100 coupons to use on your first three orders

So, if you’re interested, sign up before June 15 by emailing us at retailer@shopisabellajames.com!

 


Louie Award Finalist – Charlotte Invitation

Isabella James Fine Stationery - Charlotte - with Liner - Reich - Savoy - Cotton Paper - Copper Foil - Edge Painting - Bevel - Classic Invitation - NSS - Louie Award Finalist - Web

It’s our first official year in business, and we’re a finalist for a Louie Award. The Charlotte invitation, foil stamped on luxurious heavy weight cotton, and edge painted, That’s the annual Greeting Card Association’s Award for stationery excellence. We could not be more excited and appreciative. We’d love for you to come and see it in person at the National Stationery Show in May. We’ll be in booth #2554; come see us!

Teal Annual Louie Awards FINALIST


Stunning Shapes

Invitations don’t have to be square or rectangle; shapes can be stunning. Using a process of die cutting, or cutting paper into predetermined shapes, can provide interests to invitations.  Here’s the Melissa invitation paired with the die used to cut out that shape.

Isabella James - Melissa - Die - Charleston - Oak Tree - Magnolia - Middleton Place

The Isabella James album features Melissa and Maria; let us use these shapes to create something unique for you.


Wedding Invitations – Hotels, Websites and More

The best way to communicate information like hotels, wedding websites and even additional events to which everyone is invited, is with guest information cards.  These cards can be a variety of sizes and still compliment the wedding invitation.

Here’s the Katelyn invitation suite featuring a hotel information card.

Isabella James - Katelyn - All Script - Black - Modern - Invitation - Response - Guest Card - Typography

The Megan invitation suite guest card provides information on accommodations, the wedding website and even a note on shoes to be considered for the wedding.

Isabella James - Megan - Small - Simple - Grey and Blush - Lace Liner - Invitation - Guest Card - Typography


Delightful Details – Envelope Liners

Delightful Details

How do you subtly show attention to detail?  Envelope liners!

Here are some foil liners die cut and ready for lining.

Isabella James - Envelope Liners - Foil Stamp - Copper - Gold - Silver

Did you know the foil liners are available in any foil color we offer?  Also, the digital liners are available in any ink color offered?  Choices are great!


Elegant Embossing

Embossing is a colorless printing style.  The Adrienne invitation features a double embossed border.

Embossing isn’t just for symmetrical borders, it’s beautifully presented in a floral pattern on the Claire invitation.

Isabella James - Claire - Close Up - Embossed Wedding Invitation with Ribbon

This versatile invitation is perfect for those who value subtle details.  To see this invitation and others from Isabella James, please visit a fine stationer near you.


Wedding Invitations – more than just a response…

Recent trends make the response card not only a place to gather RSVP information, but give guests a chance to assist with the wedding planning and give guests a preview of the great time that is being planned.  Here our Elizabeth invitation suite response cad wording pays homage to the city of New Orleans and one of it’s most famous sayings.

Isabella James - Brianne - Letterpress - Response - Fun Wording - Unique Wording - Blue - Cotton Paper

Here the Maria invitation suite die cut response card has extremely fun wording for the reply options.

Isabella James - Response Card - Cute Wording

From well wishes to the bride and groom, to favorite song requests, what fun element might you include?


Pretty + Practical = Pockets

The current Isabella James album features three distinctly different pockets; Elizabeth, Hartley and Riley.  Each allows your wedding information to be beautifully presented to your guests in a very neat fashion.

Remember, these pockets can be personalized in the paper colors of your choice!

Request our brand at a fine stationer near you.